Archive for April, 2010

Recreation Advisory Board

Posted by Howard Lumsden on April 22, 2010
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The Recreation Advisory Board held their organizational meeting April 20, 2010. We want to thank Todd, John, Vickie, Paul, & Joe for stepping forward to serve Long Rapids Township on this committee. They will now begin the task of developing a recreation plan for the township. This plan is needed for the township to be eligible for any State recreation grants. Please see the Recreation Advisory Board Tab for further information on the board members and the Meeting Schedule tab for meeting information. If you have any suggestions for recreation for the township please contact any of the board members.

Recreation Advisory Board Meeting Minutes 4-20-2010

Posted by Howard Lumsden on April 20, 2010
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Todd Precord

Paul Gersewski

John Faulman

Joe Modrzejewski

Vickie Ritter

Howard Lumsden, Twp Supervisor

Call To Order:

The first meeting of Long Rapids Township Recreation Advisory Board was called to order at 7:00p.m. by Township Supervisor Howard Lumsden.

New Business:

Officer Elections:

Motion by Paul, Second by John to nominate Todd Precord as Advisory Board Chairman. Motion Passed.

Meeting turned over to Board Chairman Todd Precord.

Motion by Vickie, Second by Joe to nominate John Faulman as Advisory Board Vice Chairman. Motion Passed.

Motion by Paul, Second by Todd to nominate Vickie Ritter as Advisory Board Secretary. Motion Passed.

Board Appointment Terms:

Joe to serve with one (1) year appointment

Paul / John to serve two (2) year appointment

Todd / Vickie to serve (3) year appointment

Contact Information:

Collected Contact Information from Board Members

Joe Modrzejewski 989-464-7128

Paul Gersewski 989-464-9635

John Faulman 989-379-4555, 989-354-2111 (work)

Todd Precord 989-255-3602

Vickie Ritter 989-657-5488

Howard Lumsden

Internet Access:

Rec Advisory Board will have a page incorporated with the Township Board website @

Meeting Schedules:

Quarterly regular meetings will be held on the third Tues of the month. July 20, 2010; October 21, 2010; Jan. 19, 2011 and April 20, 2011.


Discussed possible potential projects –

1) Basketball nets / courts at township hall

2) Improve canoe launches at river – Salina Road, Township Park, and Herron Road access

3) Improvements to Township Park – picnic area, bathroom, fishing platform etc..

4) Return of ice rink and potential locations

5) Ball diamond improvements

6) Adding additional length of time to winter basketball season at Twp Hall

7) Creation of hiking trails


Denise Cline is our NEMCOG representative. She will be in contact with us and providing us with additional information

DNR grant window is first part of year.

Howard provided all members with a copy of Wilson Township Rec Authority

Next Meeting:

Next meeting of advisory board to be held Tuesday, May 18, 2010 @ 7:00


Motion by John, Second by Paul to adjourn meeting. Motion Passed.

Meeting adjourned.

Respectfully submitted,

Vickie Ritter


Recreation Advisory Board Meeting

Posted by Howard Lumsden on April 19, 2010
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The Long Rapids Township Recreation Advisory Board will meet April 20, 2010 at 7:00 PM at the Long Rapids Emergency Facility, 5310 M-65 North, Lachine, Michigan, 49753.

Recycling Update

Posted by Howard Lumsden on April 13, 2010
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Recycling has been going well for the Alpena Area. The income from the sales of the recycled material is above the budgeted level. The 8 townships of Alpena County and the City of Alpena are working togather to find the best possible way to fund the program for the coming year. The success of the program depends on the residents that use it. Little thing like only dropping of the right material, removing caps and flattening cans and bottles, and making sure that materials are clean help us keep our expenses down. We appreciate the efforts of all the users in keeping the recycling sites neat and clean.

Reminder:The Alpena County clean up day will be Saturday May 15, 2010, at the Resource Recovery Facility on M-32 starting at 8 AM. We will be accepting appliances, furniture, electronics, and tires. Watch for ads in the Alpena News and future posts on the web site.